Drawing the Right Blueprint for the Orioles 2017 Roster

Over the next couple weeks, Camden Depot will be offering a series of offseason acquisition blueprints for the Orioles to follow from our stable of writers (attn: Dan Duquette, these are free to use).  At the end of the series, Jon Shepherd will review the different plans and choose the direction that makes sense for the franchise (attn: Peter Angelos, I am available to be a General...
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12 hours ago

Brach undergoes minor procedure on left knee - School of Roch

Orioles reliever Brad Brach underwent a minor medical procedure last week involving the meniscus in his left knee. Nothing complicated and apparently no reason for concern. Ravens team physician Dr. Leigh Ann Curl performed the surgery, which Brach was told lasted only seven-to-10 minutes. "It was real basic," Brach said. ... Read More
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Camden Yards ranked top ballpark experience by Stadium Journey - Orioles Buzz

Folks, we've got a three-peat. Declare it a dynasty. The staff at the popular sports website Stadium Journey recently released their rankings of the top 30 ballpark experiences in Major League Baseball. And for the third consecutive year, Oriole Park at Camden Yards has earned the top spot. Boog's pit ... Read More
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Cup of jO's: Is Hyun Soo Kim Really a Platoon Hitter?

This past season there was a wealth of intrigue regarding the true talent level of Hyun Soo Kim and why he had been used in the way that Buck used him.  From the Depot's perspective, it was a season ark bemusement.  Kim's Spring looked awful, but really what was the alternative? Some tried to get comfortable with the idea of Xavier Avery, but we knew who he was and he proceeded...
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Should the Baltimore Orioles re-sign Matt Wieters?

Matt Wieters has spent his entire professional career with the Baltimore Orioles. After being drafted with the fifth pick in the 2007 MLB draft, Wieters began his career with three seasons in the minor leagues. He worked his way through the Orioles’ farm system and first played for Baltimore in 2009. Since then, Wieters has emerged as one of the best catchers in baseball. He has...
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Join Adam Jones at fourth annual #StayHungry Purple Tailgate on Nov. 6 - Orioles Buzz

You know Orioles center fielder Adam Jones loves Baltimore. You know Jones loves to eat, and you know Jones loves the Ravens. And you know Jones has a soft spot for the Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore, for which he's raised more than $30,000 over the past three years ... Read More
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MLB auctioning off 'game-used' Zach Britton playoff jersey

Buck Showalter probably won’t be too happy to see this one. Major League Baseball is apparently auctioning off a “game-used” playoff jersey of Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton from the 2016 AL Wild Card Game on its official website. The listing, which went up on Tuesday and continues through Sunday, already has 23 bids and is currently at $1,050. Of course, the phrase...
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Toronto police ID journalist as suspect in drink-throwing incident

The fan who allegedly threw a drink onto the field during the 7th inning of Tuesday's Blue Jays-Orioles game in Toronto has been identified, and it reportedly is a journalist whose own newspaper company ironically was offering a reward for anyone who helped identify the culprit. TSN's Rick Westhead shared information about the fan, a journalist named Ken Pagan: Journalist Ken...
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Blue Jays release statement regarding fan incident

The Toronto Blue Jays’ victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game was at least partially marred by an incident in the seventh inning. As Hyun-soo Kim was catching a ball that ended the seventh inning, a fan threw a can of beer that landed very close to him. Naturally, it sparked immediate outrage from Kim, center fielder Adam Jones and manager...
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Toronto police to fan who threw beer can: ‘Turn yourself in’

The Toronto Blue Jays’ thrilling 5-2 wild-card win over the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre Tuesday night was left somewhat marred by one fan’s unruly and potentially dangerous behavior. And now the Toronto police want the offender to turn himself in, warning the still-unidentified fan they have incriminating photos. The Toronto Police on Wednesday morning offered up the...
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The Craziest Part of Showalter’s Crazy Decision

You already know the story of last night’s AL Wild Card game. The Orioles lost, and Zach Britton didn’t pitch. Everyone is talking about it today. Jeff Sullivan wrote a good piece on Showalter’s call, as did basically every other baseball writer in existence. 12 hours later, it’s still hard to believe that actually happened. In reading the accounts from those who talked...
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Zach Britton Watched the Orioles Lose

There is one article to be written about Tuesday’s American League wild card game, and that article will be written in 25,000 different places. I thank you for taking the time to read our own version. I can’t promise that it’s a different version from what’s likely to be already out there, but, see, that’s just the thing. There was a problem with how Tuesday played out...
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Zach Britton: Watching last inning unfold was ‘frustrating’

While all the Blue Jays fans at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night went home happy, there was one person in the building probably more frustrated than anyone else: Zach Britton. Britton, a lefty closer for the Orioles, was not used at all by manager Buck Showalter during the AL wild card game between the Jays and O’s despite being the most dominant reliever in the majors all season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles Are Better Than We Thought, Again

There’s a certain urgency to a post like this. Yesterday, I talked about the Cubs, and I had little choice but to mention the Cubs probably won’t win the World Series. The Orioles, one has to figure, are worse than the Cubs, so the Orioles probably won’t win the World Series, either. The odds are strongly against every individual team, meaning fans of every individual team...
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Jays-O's Wild Card: Our picks and why either team can win

Yesterday we asked, "Is baseball's wild card format even good?" Reviews were mixed and like Wild Card or not, here we are discussing tonight's game; the Toronto Blue Jays versus the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game showdown.  Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we ask our experts to kickback, relax and just chat about sports in general. Time for us to put our money where...
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